May 15, 2012

May Mainframe Madness

For all the posts I've had of late about free educational and technical materials, I've been remiss to mention what my own company has been up to.

This month CA is running an event it describes as the world's largest virtual mainframe trade show: CA May Mainframe Madness 2012. By registering here, you can access webcasts, live chats and "on demand" presentations hosted by technical experts from across the mainframe world.

Here are some upcoming webcasts:

  • Thursday, May 17, 10 a.m. EDT: Sheryl Larsen
          - DB2 9 and 10 SQL: Index and Optimization Enhancements
  • Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. EDT: Craig Mullins and Steve Crocker
           - Getting to DB2 10 for z/OS

Here are some presentations:

  • On Demand – Craig Mullins
           - DB2 Top 10 Lists Part 1
           - DB2 Top 10 Lists Part 2
  • On Demand – Steen Rasmussen
         - Tips for Better DB2 for z/OS Performance
         - Do You Really Want NOT to LOG?
         - The DB2 10 catalog – A Revolution

And on Tuesday, May 29 at 1 p.m. EDT, there's a live chat roundtable with Sheryl Larsen, Steen Rasmussen, Scott Jessee and Dave Schipper. The moderator is none other than yours truly.

Once you've registered, you'll get a better idea of the virtual trade show format (you can also view these photos: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5). Stop by the "Database Management booth" in the "exhibit hall" to ask questions, or check out the "House Of Mainframe lounge" to network with peers, check for messages, join a group or sign up for a chat.